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How SpyZapper works

  • SpyZapper will perform a quick automatic scan of the most vulnerable areas of your computer - for instance, memory. NOTE: None of your data is changed or recorded by AOL as part of this process.
  • SpyZapper will detect the presence of a limited number of predetermined spyware programs. Sign on to AOL and visit AOL Keyword: SpyZapper to view a list of these.

  • The spyware applications have been identified in advance as the most harmful in terms of connectivity and performance.

  • You will be presented with a pop-up window if any of these programs are detected, informing you of what SpyZapper has found, and giving you the option to disable the programs identified.

  • You will also be given the option to download and run AOL Spyware Protection, which perform a more comprehensive clear-out.

SpyZapper should help to prevent disconnects as it is run regularly.